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The Rev. Will Mebane, rector of Saint Barnabas Memorial Episcopal Church in Falmouth, said the conviction Tuesday of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd was no cause for celebration. “I don’t feel like celebrating," he said. "I don’t feel like cheering. I’m very sad…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued the following announcement on April 20 regarding his sabbatical leave, June 13-Oct. 11.

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As a task force explores opportunities for common mission between the Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth, a separate group is beginning work within the Diocese of Massachusetts to take a look at collaborations here—those that are already happening and new ones called for by changed and changing…
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Photo courtesy of Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts Members of the joint Exploring Common Mission Task Force have been meeting regularly via Zoom. What can be done better together than apart? For the two Episcopal…
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A leadership transition is underway at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H. File photo John Koch The center’s…
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The following pastoral letter with COVID-19 guidelines was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on April 15, 2021. Spanish translation available here. Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, Alleluia! Christ is risen! We greet you in the resurrection hope which is ours in…
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The Life Together young adult fellowship program in the diocese is currently recruiting for its next cohort of fellows, and, after what has been, for many, a year of isolation, living in intentional community with other people may be exactly what some need.  …
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The Church of the Messiah, the oldest Episcopal parish on Cape Cod, has successfully raised more than $2.7 million during its capital campaign to transform its First Church structure, built in 1852, into a new, modern and welcoming Parish and Community Center, the church announced in an April 12…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

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As the pandemic again prevented most Jewish and Christian communities from observing Passover and Easter in person, joyful celebrations continued, infused with the sense of hope exemplified by both holidays — and by the progress toward ending the pandemic. Though faith leaders’ Easter and Passover…